Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUN 2019

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[in there] was pretty extraordinary," she adds. "All of the stained pieces that are in the kitchen—the proportion and detailing on that is straight from the paneling in the dining room. Then we wanted to add the color and the brightness of the white. We added more of the detailing back in with the corbels on the hood. Actually, the top of that hood is Venetian plaster; it's not wood." As part of the project, TreHus also expanded the existing deck to the north side of the house and built a pergola on the structure. "We took the detailing [from] the front, because they have these Tuscan columns, and we put those in the back and did a big, chunky, very solid pergola, so that they could have a place to hang out while the kids are playing in the backyard," Vozka explains. "[They were] really happy with how all the de- tail turned out," she continues. "One of the things they do is a lot of entertaining, and I think they've [gotten] huge positive feedback as far as how much better the space works for having a lot of people over. Because you can do more things on the island, and it feels much more comfortable going through it. Then also as far as how they're able to work with it around their three kids, and have them at the island doing homework." painted corbels adorn the furniture-like hood that resides over the stove and a striking, stained glass tile backsplash. The tile creates a pattern similar to slalom tracks in fresh snow, a technique the company had never tried before this project. "It's not a ceramic or stone tile; it's all stained glass and metallic glass," Vozka notes. "She really liked that header because it reminded her of the ski slope, when you're going down the hill and it makes those gentle arcs. It was interesting because that was the first time we had ever done it out of all glass. I made [us] stretch a little bit, as far as how [we] did it." Positive Feedback An existing servant stair restricted the open- ing between the kitchen and dining room to a standard door width, so TreHus removed the stairway. Carpenters rebuilt a wider opening that looks like it had never been touched, Vozka says. The company installed new wood flooring and replaced the existing builder-grade kitchen cabinetry with custom cabinets stained to mimic panels in the dining room. "I really wanted to pull in the beautiful wood- work from the dining room because the paneling Downsizing a large powder room enabled TreHus to create a spacious mudroom (left), a closet to store ski equipment, and a more proportional powder room (right). QualifiedRemodeler.com June 2019 23

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